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% still undecided this week's political drama didn't end there. today comedian stephen colbert made his way to capitol hill to offer testimony on the american farm industry, in particular the illegal immigrants on which it relies. take a look at this. >> this is america. i don't want a tomato picked by a mexican. i want it picked by american. then sliced by guatemalan and served by a venezuelan in a spa where a chilean gives me a brazilian. america's farm are too dependent on immigrant labor to pick our fruits and vegetables the answer is for all of us to stop eating fruits and vegetables. if you look at the recent obesity statistics, you will see many americans have already started. i started with preconceived notions of my good labor. after working with these men and women, picking beans and packing corn, hours on end side by side in the unforgiving sun, i have to say and i mean this sincerely, please don't make me do this again. >> sean: conyers had an odd and strange request. >> i would like to recommend that now that we've got all this attention, that you excuse yourself. and that
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to be a standoff right now. and a remarkable moment on capitol hill today. comedian stephen colbert appeared in front of a committee on immigration and border security and, basically, mocked the issue? and the hearing. and the lawmakers sat there and took it. before things even got started, however, one lawmaker did apparently see what was coming and asked ahead of time that kohl bay bare -- colbert make his statement in writing. >> i would like to recommend that now that we've got all this attention, that you excuse yourself and that you let us get on with the three witnesses and all the other members there. >> i'm here at the invitation of the chairwoman, and if she would like me to remove myself from the hearing room, i'm happy to do so. i'm only here at her invitation. >> that is correct. >> well, thank you very much. that's fair enough. >> the gentleman's time has expired. megyn: so john conyers, a democrat, wanted colbert to go, but the chairwoman, sow lofgren, wanted him to stay. and what happened next looked like a big joke, but not everyone was laughing. just ahead, stephen colbert'
. comedian stephen colbert tells congress about his day as a migrant farm worker. >>> the military special ops weather team in action. a critical unit when war depends on the battlefield forecast. >> what does this have to do with weather? >> well, you have to be alive to report the weather. >>> and home, after more than a year in an iran prison, sarah shourd sits down today with cnn. >> nothing in life can prepare you for something like this. >>> good morning, everyone. i'm don lemon. tony is off today. those stories and your comments right here right now in the cnn newsroom. >> but, up first, mr. colbert goes to washington. comedy central funny man stephen colbert brings his spin to serious issues, farm labor and immigration. he testified momenting ago before a congressional subcommittee. here's his take on a day spent picking beans. >> i started my work day with preconceived notions of migrant work, but after working with these men and women picking beans, packing corn for hours on end side by side in the unforgiving sun i have to say, and i do this sincerely, please don't make me do th
with the top stories we're following at cnn. comedy central meets c-span. stephen colbert testified before a house judiciary subcommittee about a day he spent picking beans on a farm in upstate new york. the issues are serious. illegal immigration and chronic rampant unemployment. colbert says he hopes his experience would, quote, bump this hearing all the way up to c-span 1. some lawmakers were not amused. >>> the 20-something billionaire who founded facebook giving some of his money to newark public schools. when you're a billionaire, some can mean a lot. i'm talking $100 million. it's the first check written by a new foundation called start-up education finance by mark zuckerberg. >>> still in new york with the u.n. general assembly, president obama turns his sights to sudan. next hour focused on a countrywide vote whether the oil rich autonomous south should break from the north. part of a 2005 agreement ending two decades of war. some feel war is destined to return. >>> a case of stunned and outraged dog lovers the world around, star nfl quarterback michael vick busted for running a b
for stephen colbert to testify last week. nancy pelosi said in is a wonderful thing. majority leader steny hoyer disagreed with nancy pelosi. >> i think his testimony was not appropriate. i think it was an embarrassment for mr. colbert more than the house. >> he was called by the democratic chair. >> you asked me chris, whether the testimony was appropriate. i think it was not appropriate. >> sean: they don't have time to vote on how much the business in this country is going to be paying in taxes. >> oh god there we go. >> i agree with steny, i don't think it was appropriate. he said i think it was more embarrassing for colbert. that's what colbert does. he's a schtick guy why do we need him on capitol hill testifying -- >> sean: how about voting on -- >> i think it is embarrassing. he's got his show, do his show, do it from there. >> the idea of having celebrities testify has gotten out of hand. colbert testified in character. [ talking over each other ] >> hearings are supposed to be about listening -- eliciting information to legislate not about self-aggrandizement for the commit at th
done the -- the democrats should have no regrets about inviting comedian stephen colbert to testify on migrant workers before a subcommittee of the house. the host of xom comedy central colbert show" showed him working on a farm. his comments were met with criticism. he was met with a healthy dose of sarcasm though. listen to this. >> as part of my ongoing series "stephen colbert's fallback position" where i try other jobs and realize mine is better. i participated in the ufw's take our jobs campaign and one of 16 americans to take up the challenge, though that number may increase in the near future as i understand that many democrats may be looking for work come november. now i -- i'll admit that i started my work day with preconceived notions of migrant labor, but after working with these men and women and picking beans and packing corn for hours on end side by side in the unforgiving sun, i have to say, and i do mean this sincerely, please don't make me do this again. it is really, really hard. for one thing when you are picking beans, you have to spend all day bending over and i
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